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White-billed Crow - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Guadalcanal Crow; Solomon Crow; Solomons Crow

Corvus woodfordi


40 - 41cm. A medium-sized crow.

  • Massive pale bill with a dark tip and a strongly arched culmen
  • Dark nasal bristles parted at forehead
  • Black plumage with a green gloss
  • Short tail
  • Eye brown or grey to bluish-white
  • Black legs

Sexes similar. Juveniles undescribed


Endemic to the Solomon Islands where found on Choiseul, Santa Isabel and Guadalcanal.
Locally common but range very small.


The proposed subspecies vegetus from Santa Isabel is usually considered invalid.
Sometimes treated as conspecific with Bougainville Crow and may form a superspecies with it.


Montane and lowland rainforest. Occurs up to 1000m, rarely higher. May forage in nearby coconut plantations.


Feeds on insects, takes also fruit.
Usually seen singly or in pairs or small groups.
Breeding probably in austral spring. No other information available.
A resident species.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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